China hopes the bridge will open up new opportunities to further promote the economy as well as tourism in the future.
China recently announced the world's longest cable-stayed bridge linking Hong Kong - Zhuhai (Mainland China) - Macau, which entered the Guinness Book of Records with a total length of 55 kilometers. Construction costs up to $ 20 billion. It is expected to be officially put into operation in July.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge plays a central role in China's new Gulf project to compete with the famous San Francisco Bay Area for both economic and public progress. Technology. It is located in the center of southern China with a population of 68 million, a total area of 56,500 square kilometers, and consists of 11 major cities: Hong Kong, Macao and nine other cities. in the province of Guangdong. Currently, the Gulf has brought tremendous economic potential to China, accounting for 12% of the country's total GDP, although it accounts for only 1% of China's territory and 5% of its population. The economy in this region is even 11th in comparison with other countries in the world and "one in ten" compared to rivals such as San Francisco Bay, New York or Tokyo.
With favorable transportation conditions, economic situation in the Pearl River Delta will also become more balanced and stronger. Earlier, the eastern cities of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dongguan were more developed than the western cities of Zhuhai, Jiangmen and Zhongshan. The new bridge will make the transportation of goods from factories in the west to the east much easier. On the other hand, this bridge opens up new opportunities for tourism in China. Currently, visitors who want to travel to Hong Kong from Mainland China will have to travel by air. And they only spend 1-2 days shopping, not much time to visit other areas of the Pearl River Delta. Using the new bridge, users can travel from Hong Kong Airport to Macau and Mainland within 45 minutes. This will enable visitors to enjoy more famous "specialties" such as the largest legal casino system in the world in Macau or Zhuhai - the city known as the state of Florida in China thanks to its mild climate and abundant plant ecosystems.
We invite you to read the photo series on the process of building and finishing the world's longest bridge below.
The boat was carrying construction workers under the bridge of Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macau. The upper plane is moving toward Hong Kong International Airport, also one of the destination of this bridge.
420,000 tons of steel were used during the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. The volume was so big that it was enough to build up to 60 French Eiffel towers.
Workers are in the final stages of the construction of the world's longest bridge for nearly 10 years.
This bridge can operate stably in the next 120 years before undergoing restoration.